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Melissa Spangler

Melissa Spangler

Tue, February 02, 2021

We Are Hiring a CMA!

 We Are Hiring!

Where:                      Whiteside County Community Health Clinic

Job Opening:           Certified Medical Assistant      

Hours:                       Full-time, 35-40 hours/week               

Duties for this position include:

  • Perform a variety of nursing assistant and/or phlebotomist duties.

Required:

  • Valid Medical Assistant or Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate of training from an accredited school/program required
  • Certification (CMA) or Registration (RMA) as a Medical Assistant preferred
  • Phlebotomy experience and certificate of training preferred

Qualities sought:

Must have a positive attitude, strong, steady work ethic, ability to maintain confidentiality, and ability to multi-task and prioritize.  Must be detail oriented, and demonstrate the ability to follow established processes. Spanish-speaking proficiency a plus.

Whiteside County Health Department is an equal opportunity employer.  All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

 

Submit resume to Susan Gillespie, Human Resources Manager, by March 8, 2021

@ 1300 W 2nd St, Rock Falls IL 61071-1005 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

815-626-2230 ext. 1442

Thu, February 02, 2021

Primary Care Physician Opening!

JOB POSTING

Whiteside County Community Health Clinic is seeking a primary care physician for our growing practice.

                                   

Job Type:      Full-time/80 hours per pay period                              Deadline to Apply: February 26, 2021

Pay:                Competitive Salary

Responsibilities:

  • Provide primary care to patients of Whiteside County Community Health Clinic
  • Collaborate with other health care professionals through a team approach for consultation, case management and referral where appropriate in a holistic and culturally appropriate manner
  • Conduct routine check-ups to patients to assess their health conditions and discover possible issues
  • Give appropriate advice for healthy habits (diet, hygiene, etc.) and preventative actions to promote overall health
  • Conduct examinations to ill patients and evaluate symptoms to determine their condition
  • Ask intuitive questions to discover causes of illness
  • Reach an informed diagnosis based on scientific knowledge and the patient’s medical history
  • Prescribe and interpret lab tests to obtain more information for underlying infections or abnormalities
  • Prescribe medications or drugs and provide comprehensive instructions for administration
  • Collaborate with other physicians, physician assistants and nurses to form a high performing team
  • Examine and provide treatments to injuries and refer patients to other physicians when needed (ophthalmologists, orthopedists, neurologists, etc.)
  • Keep records of patients’ diseases, operations, or other significant information (e.g. allergic episodes)
  • Cultivate a climate of trust and compassion for patients
  • Remain up-to-speed with developments and best practices in medicine by attending conferences and seminars and follow all standards of practice

Qualifications:

  • D. or D.O. degree from an accredited medical school and Licensure by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation
  • Board certified in primary care (Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Ambulatory Care)
  • Current license in the State of Illinois

Skills:

  • Proven experience as a physician in primary care
  • Able to provide health care in a sensitive, nonjudgmental manner to persons of all economic levels and cultural backgrounds
  • Able to independently examine, diagnose and treat clients according to scope of practice
  • Strong understanding of examination methodologies and diagnostics
  • Excellent knowledge of infectious diseases, their symptoms and epidemiology
  • Broad knowledge of common medications, side effects and contraindications
  • In-depth knowledge of legal medical guidelines and medicine best practices
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Respect for patient’s confidentiality
  • Compassionate and approachable

Benefits:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • IMRF retirement plan
  • CEU stipend
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Student loan forgiveness through NHSC
  • Healthy work-life balance
  • Monday – Friday day shift schedule
  • No hospital rounds

Qualities sought:

Must have a positive attitude, strong, steady work ethic, ability to maintain confidentiality, dependability, flexibility, and strong interpersonal skills.

Whiteside County Health Department is an equal opportunity employer.  All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

 

Submit resume to Human Resources by February 26, 2021

@ 1300 W 2nd St, Rock Falls IL 61071-1005 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

815-626-2230 ext. 1442

Thu, February 02, 2021

Communication Specialist Needed!

 We Are Hiring!

Job Opening:  Communication Specialist     

Hours:              Part-time, 20-25 hours/week                       

Duties for this position include:

COMMUNICATIONS

  • Write clear and concise communication materials and documents;
  • Assist in identifying available grant funding and help research, write, proofread and edit grant proposals, including summaries, conclusions and organization credentials;
  • Maintain proficient knowledge of organization’s history and programs;
  • Provide administrative and project support for a variety of programs;
  • Meet deadlines by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, review and approval and coordinating requirements with other contributors;
  • Work closely with the Public Information Officer and with IT on website development and updates;
  • Improve proposal-writing results by evaluating and re-designing processes, approach and coordination.

MARKETING

  • Ensure all materials and documents uphold and promote the integrity of the WCHD and ensure consistency in language, format and message;
  • Identify target audiences and create strategies to engage them and address organization needs;
  • Develop marketing materials and manage social media to support organization objectives, address community needs and ensure consistency and accuracy of public information;
  • Collaborate on large- and small-scale marketing projects;
  • Prioritize projects and tasks from start to finish and utilize a variety of marketing channels to ensure wide-spread reach of messaging.

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Business, Marketing or related field preferred.
  • Two (2) or more years related office experience, medical office setting preferred.
  • One (1) or more years of experience in communications, marketing or public relations.

Qualities sought:

Must have a positive attitude, strong, steady work ethic, ability to maintain confidentiality, and ability to multi-task and prioritize.  Must be detail oriented, and demonstrate the ability to follow established processes.

Whiteside County Health Department is an equal opportunity employer.  All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

 

Submit resume to Susan Gillespie, Human Resources Manager, by February 19, 2021

@ 1300 W 2nd St, Rock Falls IL 61071-1005 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

815-626-2230 ext. 1442

Job Opening:  Behavioral Health Therapist LCSW  Hours:  80 hours/pay period                   

Reports to:  Behavioral Health Coordinator             Deadline: March 26, 2021

Duties for this position include:

  • Provide and document a professional behavioral health assessment and evidence based treatment for each patient at initial appointment and document subsequent progress notes in the appropriate format.
  • Work with other health providers and staff to manage and coordinate the patients’ needs in a caring, responsive, coordinated, comprehensive manner.
  • Complete necessary continuing education to fulfill licensure requirements.
  • Provide constructive suggestions and recommendations to supervisor to improve overall clinic care.
  • Conduct community education groups as assigned.
  • Work with pediatric population.
  • Provide and document a brief, professional behavioral health, alcohol and substance abuse assessment, using evidence-based screenings and treatment for patients in the medical clinic; provide appropriate referrals; and document subsequent progress notes in the appropriate format.
  • Participate in informal chart audits and peer review for continuous quality improvement.
  • Communicate with supervisor regarding caseload, procedures, difficulties or other pertinent information.
  • Maintain patient confidentiality and ensure appropriate release of information when approved by the patient.
  • Communicate with Psychiatrists, Primary Care, and community professionals, both internally and externally, to assure integration of behavioral health for the realization of patient treatment needs.

Required:

  • Master’s Degree or Doctorate in Social Work or Counseling or Psychology, and Licensed in State of Illinois
  • Complete proficiency using Microsoft Office Programs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills
  • Some evenings required
  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills and be friendly toward coworkers and clients.
  • Must be able to compose and dictate concise records.

Qualities sought:

Must have a positive attitude, strong, steady work ethic, ability to maintain confidentiality, and ability to multi-task and prioritize.  Must be detail oriented, and demonstrate the ability to follow established processes.

Whiteside County Health Department is an equal opportunity employer.  All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

 

Submit resume to Human Resources by March 26, 2021

@ 1300 W 2nd St, Rock Falls IL 61071-1005 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

815-626-2230 ext 1442

Thu, December 12, 2019

Volunteers Needed!!

PADS Homeless Shelter is looking for volunteers for possible day-time hours. If you are interested please contact Myles Newberry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gonorrhea is on the rise in our area. If you have been sexually active and have not been tested recently, call us! 815-626-2230 ext. 1232

https://www.ourquadcities.com/news/local-news/whiteside-county-experiencing-an-outbreak-in-gonorrhea-cases/

Fri, March 03, 2019

2 - James Garcia Recognized!

James Garcia Recognized

We are proud to congratulations to James Garcia for receiving the National Humane Law Enforcement Award for his outstanding work and efforts to revise county ordinances, protect animals from cruelty and strive to find homes and solutions for animals that find their way to the kennels at the Animal Control facility.

It's not like you can buy a new brain.

A Message from the U.S. Surgeon General

The human brainis the last organ to fully develop, at around age 25. Nicotine in e-cigarettes can harm brain development and lead to addiction in yourh and young adults. Let's protect our kids. Learn how at e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov

Whiteside County Community Health Clinic now offers tele-psychiatry appointments! No more long waits for an appointment with the psychiatrist! Call 815-626-2230 and press 8 to speak to the Behavioral Health staff.

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